Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Three children  on the wooden footbridge at Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria

50 things to do before you're 11¾ in the Lake District 

Make the most of summer and try out some of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' here in the Lake District.

Three children in a tree

Take the kids on an outdoor adventure in the Lake District 

You can’t beat the fun you have in the great outdoors and creating family memories to last a lifetime. In the Lake District, we're coming to you with our top things to try this summer.

Still from the Swallows and Amazons film

Our film locations in Swallows and Amazons 

In 2016 we're celebrating the Great Swallows and Amazons summer, as our places have provided a backdrop for the upcoming enchanting family film.

A summer of adventure at Wray Castle

Tulips at Sizergh Castle

Gardens to visit in the Lake District 

The Lakes may be better known for dramatic landscapes than intimate country gardens, but there are some real gems waiting to be explored.

Beatrix Potter as an older woman in the Hill Top garden with one of her sheepdogs

Celebrating Beatrix Potter's anniversary in the Lake District 

2016 marks a special anniversary for us in the Lake District as it's 150 years since Beatrix Potter was born. We’ve got lots to celebrate - see what’s planned for the spring and summer.

Runner Steve Birkinshaw with rangers on Cat Bells

Appeal for help to repair flood damage to Cat Bells

Keswick Mountain Festival and National Trust have teamed up to raise money to repair flood damage to Cat Bells. Record-breaking fell runner Steve Birkinshaw came along to help out.

Where will you explore today?